Frank Martin: Golgotha

  • Oratorio in 2 parts (1945/1948)
  • for 5 vocal soloists, mixed choir, organ and orchestra
  • 2 2 2 2 - 4 2 3 0 - timp, perc(2), pno, org, str
  • Duration: 90’
  • Soloists:
    soprano, alto, tenor, baritone, bass
  • Instrumentation details:
    1st flute
    2nd flute (+picc)
    1st oboe (+ob.d'a)
    2nd oboe (+c.a)
    1st clarinet in Bb
    2nd clarinet in Bb (+cl(Eb))
    1st bassoon
    2nd bassoon
    1st horn in F
    2nd horn in F
    3rd horn in F
    4th horn in F
    1st trumpet in C
    2nd trumpet in C
    1st trombone
    2nd trombone
    3rd trombone
    timpani
    percussion(2)
    piano
    organ
    violin I
    violin II
    viola
    violoncello
    contrabass
  • Choir: SATB
  • Composer: Frank Martin
  • Original language: French
  • Translator: Frank MartinRoland Philipp
  • Table of contents:
    1. Teil - No. 1
    1. Teil - No. 2: Das Psalmfest
    1. Teil - No. 3: Der Disput im Tempel
    1. Teil - No. 4: Das heilige Abendmahl
    1. Teil - No. 5: Gethsemane
    2. Teil - No. 6
    2. Teil - No. 7: Jesus vor dem Hohen Rat
    2. Teil - No. 8: Jesus vor Pilatus
    2. Teil - No. 9: Kalvaria
    2. Teil - No. 10
  • Remarks: "Die drei Kreuze" - drawing by Rembrandt Study score available at Musikproduktion Höflich: www.musikmph.de
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Frank Martin: Golgotha for 5 vocal soloists, mixed choir (SATB), organ and orchestra | UE30283

Oratorio in two parts based on the gospels and texts according to Augustinus

  • Edition type: choral score
  • Languages: German
  • Edition: German version (the French version is available as UE30282)
  • Edition info: Orchestra material on hire
  • Format: 23.2 × 30.5 cm
  • ISBN: 978-3-7024-2580-7
  • ISMN: 979-0-008-05658-1
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"For me, Golgotha was a unique event in my life as a composer. The decision to write the composition did not come from a deliberate choice [of material] like Rilke's Cornet or Shakespeare's Tempest, for instance. Everything, it seemed to me, forbade it, especially a true cult-worship which I had devoted since childhood (up to the present day) to J. S. Bach's Matthew Passion - but perhaps it was even more so the fact that I felt myself unworthy - utterly, completely unworthy - of treating such a topic. Nothing and no one had ever challenged me to do it. But something was called for, something I felt like a calling, and at first I strove against that call with everything I had. But the call was stronger than my resistance, and so I sat down to work …" (Letter from Frank Martin to Willy Fotsch, February 1970)

The great success of Golgotha's premiere has not waned in the meanwhile; it has taken its place in the standard repertoire of the 20th century for evident reasons.

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Contents

  • 1. Teil - No. 1
  • 1. Teil - No. 2: Das Psalmfest
  • 1. Teil - No. 3: Der Disput im Tempel
  • 1. Teil - No. 4: Das heilige Abendmahl
  • 1. Teil - No. 5: Gethsemane
  • 2. Teil - No. 6
  • 2. Teil - No. 7: Jesus vor dem Hohen Rat
  • 2. Teil - No. 8: Jesus vor Pilatus
  • 2. Teil - No. 9: Kalvaria
  • 2. Teil - No. 10

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